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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Israel Welcomes End to FIFA’s ‘Absurd Situation’

May 30, 2015 - 1:50 AM
 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Despite Corruption Scandals, Arrests

May 29, 2015 - 11:56 PM
 
No Goal – Rajoub Drops FIFA Sportsfare Attack on Israel

May 29, 2015 - 5:38 PM
 
Bomb Threat Clears Out FIFA Congress (for Lunch)

May 29, 2015 - 3:36 PM
 
Israel Rejects as ‘False’ UJA Federation’s Claims about Israel Parade ‘Inclusion’

May 29, 2015 - 2:58 PM
 
Pro-Palestinian Protesters Invade FIFA Congress

May 29, 2015 - 12:57 PM
 
Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

May 29, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
Final Steps Underway for Jerusalem’s City of David Visitor’s Center

May 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

May 29, 2015 - 10:12 AM
 
Mass. Gov. Baker Declares Sunday ‘Celebrate Israel Day’

May 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM
 
‘Mystery Rabbi’ Sues Rapper ‘Ice Cube’ for $2 Million for Assault

May 29, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
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U.S. President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Most of the questions at the president's first press conference in months focused on Edward Snowden and the U.S./Russia relationship. Very little attention was paid to the ongoing, specific and credible terrorist threats to U.S. interests from al Qaeda.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jewish "leaders" to promote talks between Israel and Arab Palestinians
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as “Jewish leaders” to “brief” them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab Palestinian talks on Thursday evening, August 8. Although the briefing was off the record, the JTA quoted unnamed attendants who said several things. First, that the meeting was dominated by Kerry’s […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, will lead 26 GOP lawmakers next week  on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate. The visit follows on the heels of a similar one this week for 37 Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House Democratic […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey speaks with President Barack Obama. The two leaders appear to be in complete agreement over Syria and Egypt, especially the latter, where Erdoğan's fellow travelers have been ousted.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The President and the Prime Minister discussed the danger of extremists in Syria and the repression of extremists in Egypt.

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Ceceilia Berkowitz (L.) shaking hands with a friend.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

I have had reoccurring severely sprained ankles from a previous injury at work in late 2010, so I cannot get all the required signatures on foot myself.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans expressed any interest in the abuse of a pro-Israel group by the IRS.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Unless an organization has political juice, neither the Democrats or the Republicans care when a group of Americans have had their constitutional rights violated by a U.S. government agency.

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It appears the WOW are learning a hard lesson of what happens when you really awaken a Haredi lion from his/her slumber. It's been known to bite.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.

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Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s popularity has plummeted in pre-primary election polls, but he is leading the pack among comedians, The New York Post reported Tuesday. A new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found that comedians such as Jay Leno and David Letterman, among others, […]

It's likely that the high level official's statement is an expression of the Netanyahu government's anxiety over the glee with which the Obama Administration has welcomed the election of a new Iranian president.
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Direct talks begin with "confidence building measures," and the Netanyahu government must be worried that it would be picking up the tab on the new couple's honeymoon.

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Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A new Knesset Channel shows Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid in a severe meltdown in popularity, removing any doubts of the political law of gravity that the higher and faster a newbie’s star rises, the quicker it falls. An overwhelming 78 percent of the respondents said they do not trust Lapid as Finance Minister, […]

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Somewhere past the black hats in the Haredi community of Beitar Illit, there are other Jewish communities
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

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Last July, police prevented these Jews from going up to Temple Mount. Vigil organizers warn these are the first steps before sealing off the site to Jews altogether.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

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Rabbi David Lau has a reputation of a nice guy, popular with the residents of his town of Modi'in, both religious and secular. Now it appears that to get his job as Chief rabbi he made a deal with some extremist Haredi forces.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was very close with ousted Egptian President Morsi
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Due to the very close relationship between Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and ousted Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamad Morsi, the Egyptian authorities have apparently canceled a long-planned visit to Gaza by the Turkish Prime Minister. Erdogan announced he would be visiting the Gaza Strip shortly after President Barack Obama traveled to Israel and persuaded […]

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Posted on: August 4th, 2013

News & ViewsUSFlorida

Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, again will lead fellow Democrats on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate. Two freshmen, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), said they would be joining this week’s visit, which will include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as […]

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Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry ridicules President Obama in a music video
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry's YouTube hit skewers President Obama, US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, the Muslim Brotherhood and former Egyptian President Morsi

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US State Dept issued a Worldwide Travel Alert on Aug. 2, due to threat of terrorism from al Qaeda and its affiliates
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert warning that al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an imminent attack on US citizens abroad throughout the month of August

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Asst State Dept Spokesman Marie Harf tells press corps on Aug. 1 of embassy closures on Sunday, Aug. 4
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

In response to a "specific," "credible," and "serious," threat, the U.S. will close most embassies and consulates across the Middle East and parts of Asia

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